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While researching the previous post about news and reactions to Alicia’s passing, I came across more personalized reactions than just reportage; they are linked to below. These are different or newer than anything listed on other pages.
Are we missing any? Please post your blog post in the comments below if we’ve missed them:
The AP picked up Alicia’s passing; this lead to a lot of national media coverage. News and news organization coverage compiled below (I’ve excluded most news aggregators that re-run the Chronicle articles or brief obituaries):
Sacramento Bee obituary April 26, 2010
The Sacramento Bee published an obituary for Alicia on Friday of last week. You can read the full article here: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/04/23/2700022/parlette.html.
NPR tells listeners of Alicia’s passing April 24, 2010
Melissa Block, host of NPR’s All Things Considered, narrated a piece about Alicia’s passing yesterday. The story used clips of previous recordings of Alicia reading from her writing and being interviewed.
You can read or listen to the story here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=126225385
Bernadette Fay was a copy editor at the Chronicle with Alicia. Along with another friend, she took Alicia to the ER at UCSF Parnassas early morning April 2.
An excerpt from the article:
On the night she was admitted to the ER, a doctor told Alicia Parlette what a brave lady she was. She let the comment go by, but the second time he said it, she told him: “Well, it’s not like I have a choice.”
Bernadette’s article may be read in full here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/23/DDNU1D1O2J.DTL.
Copies of Alicia’s book April 23, 2010
Several people have expressed interest in reading Alicia’s book, comprised of the first 7 chapters of her Chronicle series. We are working on adding her SFGate blog posts as well as other unpublished writings for a reprinting; stay tuned for more details.
I was informed today that the Chronicle has a limited supply of “Alicia’s Story,” a paperback compilation of the first installment of the series. All proceeds after tax and shipping will go to the Alicia Parlette Fund for Aspiring Journalists. To order a copy, send a check for $15 to “Alicia’s Story,” San Francisco Chronicle, 901 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94103.